LOOK AT THIS FUCKING MAJESTIC CREATURE. THIS MY FRIEND, IS A TIGER
THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH THE GREATEST THING EVER
THEY EVEN COME IN WHITE
LOOK AT THOSE FUCKING PAWS I JUS T WANT TO TOUCH THEM
AND THEIR BABIES LIKE ARE THEY EVEN REAL
AND I’M NOT GONNA SAY THEY’RE HARMLESS BUT ILY
IT’S EATING FROM A BOWL I’M SCREAMING
HONESTLY THEY JUST REALLY BIG KITTIES
SUP BITCHES LETS DO SOME SWIMMING
THEY ALSO LIKE SNOW
LIKE CAN U NOT BE SO PERF???
T I G E R S
you kids these days with your “eyebrow gaps” and “thigh game”
you-wish-you-had-this-url asked: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)